National Film Board of Canada • 26m
Directed by Wolf Koening, Roman Kroiter • Documentary • 1962 • 26 minutes
The story of popular singer Paul Anka. He rose from obscurity to become the idol of millions of adolescent fans around the world. This film takes a candid look at both sides of the footlights as well as the promotion industry behind this generation of pop singers. Interviews with Anka and his manager reveal what they think of it all.
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